A Dollar Goes a Long Way

Stephanie Ballesteros

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Last year the Chiefs of the Education Rocks Organization raised $7,500 dollars for 20 needy children. The program helps children in Bali, India go to school while allowing the students here to form stronger bonds with each other. Since 2015, the adviser for this after school club is AVID teacher, Mrs. White. This year we’re planning to help out another 20 kids with money that will pay for their education. In Bali, students have to pay $1 per day to go to school.

“Education Rocks is kids helping kids,” said Mrs. White. “It’s an amazing opportunity to do a good deed.”

There are 25 members of Education Rocks, but the club is looking to expand this year. The club meets the last Wednesday of every month and the club participates in fundraising activities such as volunteering at the Garlic Festival and Sunfest.

“Education Rocks is amazing because it helps us become better people,” said Elizabeth Hernandez, a junior who has been a member since 2015. “It’s cool because it helps us connect with people across the world.”

Being a part of the Education Rocks club is an amazing opportunity to change somebody else’s life. All while the same time, changing your own.